Current Affairs

A flurry of brutal deaths in Brazil's overcrowded prisons has shocked the country.
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Richard Gott, historian, journalist and one of the few foreigners who met both Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, recounts his impressions of the 20th century revolutionary icon.
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Maya and Garifuna communities are resisting over-zealous national park regulation and encroaching oil exploration. Rachel Simon explores indigenous land rights and social issues in southern Belize over three blog posts. Rachel spent time in Belize recording voices of indigenous community land...
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Brazil’s congressional ethics committee recently voted to remove Deputy Eduardo Cunha, one of the orchestrators of President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, from his position as Lower House Speaker. This decision comes after a series of allegations accusing him of having unregulated overseas bank...
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Argentina has always been a country of extremes and now is no different. With the change of government in Argentina, there is not only a change in cultural direction, but a determination to write the ideas of 'the other' out of history.
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Two important advances for the Munduruku Indians in the Brazilian Amazon in recent days suggest that they could pull off an extraordinary victory.
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So, the Chamber of Deputies has voted to proceed with the impeachment of the President. What next?
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Kristian Herbolzheimer, a key analyst in the soon-to-be-signed Colombia peace agreement, explains how this historic achievement came about and its significance for Colombia and the world.
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When tempers run high in Brazil - as they are over the clamour for Dilma's Impeachment - ask for passion fruit juice to calm the nerves. And so it was done in Congress' special session on the matter, where the Attorney General argued that Dilma had not committed any crime worthy of...
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Jan Rocha reports on the attempted impeachment of Dilma and fears of vested interests behind it
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On 21st February 2005, paramilitaries and Colombian soldiers massacred eight people from two hamlets of the San Jose Peace Community, in Apartadó, Colombia. Despite assassinations and forced displacement since the Peace Community’s foundation in 1997, this massacre was the last straw. With no trust...
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As Venezuela’s economic crisis deepens, Grace Livingstone has been out to the Venezuelan countryside, gauging the effects of the crisis there.
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Gwen Burnyeat reports on the Colombian peace process and the efforts being made to promote conversation among all its actors, at both local and national levels
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